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I have an appointment with my nephrologist Monday. Hope everything goes well.



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Hi Alec,
I am so glad you have a dr you can work with and are following his instructions. Most important to take care of your health.

I was also eating a lot of lean turkey with lettuce with hot sauce..isnt it so so good?! But I had to cut back on the turkey, as it raised my cholesterol too much. Now I alternate between extra lean beef, it has the same amount of fat as the lean turkey but is lower in cholesterol.

Oh yes, I am with you on the homemade soup. I am making homemade stew today.

Sounds like you have a great plan that is working for you - please feel free to ask questions any time - most times I say too things - #1 always check with your dr and #2 what works for me may not work for you and vice versus.

Keep Loving your kidneys.
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hi jealyn, yes i saw your response last week, i've been following my DR. instructions since early September. the first thing i did was cut out all diet pop. the only thing that i am drinking is 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. i have also increase my daily exercise. no pain pills except an occasional migrane pill when needed. as you can tell from my posts, my diet has also changed. i eat a lot more veggies and fruit (trying to eat mainly kidney friendly veggies and fruit) and my main protein is lean ground turkey. one of my favorite snacks is a romaine wrap with ground turkey and a couple of drops of hot sauce. i also eat a lot of home made veggy soup. each day i take 2,000 units of "d" along with multiple vitamins. i am watching salt and potassium levels closely. i am working with my DR regarding blood pressure (trying new meds), have blood work again this week and a DR appointment next week.

thanks for your suggestions

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Not supposed to get but to 53 degrees today. Am going shopping to get stuff for some goodie boxes for the troops over in the middle east. The stuff is due tomorrow so I guess I had better get to it. looks like it may be sunny today. Have a Horticulture Club meeting this afternoon. I guess I had better get started.

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Roses I do the same thing on exams... hate it too!

Heater has been on here for a few weeks... been cold!
brrr brrr we had it 28 degrees in Sept. The weather goes up and down..back down and up again. I hate this hurricane weather - calling for snow - up to 2 ft by Thursday. UGH!

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But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble;soon they disappear, and we are gone."(Psalms 90:10)

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I had my midterm today. Think I did okay on it. I just don't like okay, I want to be right. Know I missed 3 questions and thought of the answers on the way home. That just ticks me off when I do that.

It is turning cold outside today. Had to cut my heater back on.

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Hey team

Kayak I left you a response - last week - not sure if you saw it.

Goodies are done for October.
Cannot believe we are heading into November this week.

Just a head's up - my mom is having surgery on Thursday.
I am pretty swamped with school work this week - will try to check in.
Wed night I will create the forums for November.

Next week I may not be here at all - midterms and I will be at my moms taking care of things.

Love your kidneys team!
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But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble;soon they disappear, and we are gone."(Psalms 90:10)

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We are expecting wind and rain for the next 24 hours and Sandy passes he shores of our coast. It is already acting up some but nothing to worry about. Hubby and I went to Lowes and got the hardware for the dining room this morning. Later I went to the grocery store to get some soup fixings as I want to make potato soup tonight for supper. Not doing anything this afernoon except study a little for my midterm exam.

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good morning team, just got back from picking up my fruit and veggie baskets (bountiful baskets) and now have a big pot of surprise veggie soup steaming on the stove. this weeks pot includes broccoli, brussell sprouts, celery, a few carrots, bok choy, onions, kale. red peppers, and zucchini.

making the soup, and eating it each day is one of our weight loss secrets, and it helps to insure that i'm getting plenty of veggies which is good for my kidneys. i've been dropping the weight and while my wife doesn't need to lose much, she has also dropped around ten pounds. we eat lean ground turkey for our protein and have found that romaine wraps (romaine lettuce with a little bit of ground turkey inside) make a good substitution for flour or corn tortillas.

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Am enjoying this warm weather. supposed to get cold here next week. It is about time. We actually had a fall this year. Had to pick the kids up from school today as they only went for half a day. This afternoon, Daddy and I ran some errands and just rode around. Love this weather.

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Hi team - I am swamped between school, mom and dad, home ... ugh!
I am LOVING school though - finishing my degree - woohoo!

A lot of posts to catch up on...

I will try to do goodies today and update a few posts... have a few hours of homework first and off to school tonight. will do my best.

Love your kidneys team.
Jean

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"Seventy years are given to us! Some may even reach eighty.
But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble;soon they disappear, and we are gone."(Psalms 90:10)

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Kayak-

A few questions - are you pushing a lot of water? 8 - 10 servings a day

are you exercising? 10 - 30 mins 2 - 3 x a week?

are you taking Vit D? with CKD we need a bit higher dose, check with your neph on the amount you should be taking

do you drink cranberry juice in your diet? just one cup a day is beneficial for your kidneys (no raspberry/cranberry - raspberries crystallize in a diseased kidney)

have you stopped using Nsaids? pain relievers like aleve, advil and motrin

are you monitoring your sodium, phosphorus and potassium? too high of levels can keep the kidneys sluggish

If you need further info - just post I will be glad to help you some more.

Love your kidneys.
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wow, got an email messager from my Dr. about my latest blood test. factors didn'd improve (but stayed about the same) so he switch my blood pressure meds to see if that will make a difference. two more weeks of recording daily blood pressure readings and then back to the clinic for another blood test and Dr. visit. i have been trying to eat a kidney healthy diet while still loosing weight, and am hopeful that i will show some improvement in my kidneys. currently stage three. any advise?

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I hope every one is great today. I just got off of Facebook with some relatives i havent seen in years, and they are all arguing, i sure dont need this. I am glad they dont live close to me. They are arguing over religion. I told one of my cousins i dont discuss this nor politics but i do let people know i believe in God and Jesus. I am not religious i am a Christian. Now maybe you wont want to read this, ok that's fine but i respect your thoughts and feelings. I am a Christian Preschool Teacher and i am proud of it and i love it. I am venting, i need my coffee. Why is this world so set on the word Religion. How about Peace, Love, Respect, Feelings for others,, Kindness, Forgiveness, Look at all the great words we have here. Can you think of any more good words to add, i hope so. There is one now ,Hope. Wow maybe this is what God had planned for me today, i dont know but i am venting.
I hope this does not offend any one, this is not my intention, it just happened. I Love Jesus.

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i'm off to the clinic first thing in the AM (thursday) for an updated blood test. hope to see some improvement in my factors. will post results when they are released.

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Had a job interview this morning at Goody's. Really hope I get it. She sounded rather positive but I am not going to count my biddies until they hatch.

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went to the dentist first thing today (still numb), but that didn't stop me from going out with trooper (our dog) for three laps of the neighborhood on the trike. it's a clear crisp sunny fall day here with the remains of yesterdays wind storm. hope everyone is having a great day
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Went to town with Daddy this morning. We went to out usual places. Came home then went to my aunt's house for a few minutes. came home and clipped coupons from today's paper. I can save alot of money when I use them. Sometimes I forget that I have them. Can't save that way. Am back to drinking my liquids again and I feel alot better. The physical therapist had cut my fluid intake to 60-80 ounces a day and it was making me feel really bad.

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just cut up the veggies and started a new big pot of our suprise veg. soup. we even found some dried mushrooms to toss in. this batch has organic chicken broth in it. eating the soup for lunch & dinner along with some protein, like chicken or ground turkey is one of the ways i have been able to continue to become smaller. (exercise helps too)

i dropped 4 lbs this week, for a total weight loss of 30 lbs since sept 2

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Cooked in the crock pot for dinner. Smells so good today. Boneless pork chops, organic grass fed. Mashed pot, which i soaked, greens. Salad as always, fruit. . Did some grocery shopping, Wed. after Neph. visit. i felt pretty good, and even put the tennis shoes with the new insoles to help with the walking and i did real good. I am still on meds for this heel thing though. My daughter in law has this foot problem and has to wear braces on her feet at night. I hope i dont have to go there. Lovely weather here today, sunny and slight breeze. I hope you all are doing well and taking care of your Kidneys.

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Sorry Roses about your trip. It is beautiful in the Spring also, i know you will love it. I hope it happens for you. Sorry you will miss the Fall Colors. emoticon emoticon m

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Well, the trip to TN has been cancelled until spring. Not enough people wanted to go this time of the year. Has been a dreary day today. Maybe the sun will shine tomorrow.

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Alec, this sounds good to me, i love any kind of soup, im like you i put in it what ever is on hand.
I also mix my cooked meat with Lexy's dry food. She is a Shar Pei and we rescued her from a Meth Lab 3 years ago. She has Allergie's and we live near woods and a field next to us, and this is where she goes to Hunt LOL she does get a squirrel or a possium once in a while. So she gets a shot and meds for this. We feed her no grain dry food and the cooked meat, add some peas or green beans, some times other veggies she can eat. My vet said she ate better then him.
We do have to watch what we eat for our Kidneys . It keeps us on our toes.

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our dog is spoiled also, we have to cook him a meat, fish or chicken to mix in his dry dog food or he won't eat it.

we just finished making a big pot of surprise veggie soup. it's made with whatever veggies that are on hand. today's soup contains the following, potato (only one) collard greens, zucchini, carrots, celery, green pepper, green cabbage,onion, fried green tomatoes, dried mushrooms, bacon bits, and one can of chicken rice soup. having a low calorie soup available has helped me to take off the pounds and helps my kidneys also.

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Hi all, today is cool and my heat could be on, but with the oven and dryer on it has been ok. Over the weekend i made chili to freeze and Scott made his famous Spaghetti sauce to freeze, and choc. cookies to freeze. I cooked ground beef for Lexy to eat, this week, and then freeze some. She can smell it and comes trotting into the kitchen every time its for her. It could be because i dont season it for her.
Wed, is my day to go see my Nephrologist, i hope i can find out what is causing my weakness. I hope i will be able to walk better so i can go to Earth Fare and get some organic foods, and meats. Veggies are so good there.
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We are planning on leaving on the 12 and coming home on the 14. Sounds like fun is to be had. I can't wait. This is my vacation for the year.

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Roses, it is getting cooler here although today was 80, tomorrow suppose to be 60 go figure. So i would bring some warm clothes maybe 1 pair of shorts in case, but in the higher elevations it tends to get cooler. My zip code is 37716, we are at least a hour away. I do know they keep a check on all national parks weather and the changing of the leaves, color.
My back deck gets leaves on it every day now, we are wooded here. The front has only a few trees so not as bad, until the wind starts blowing.
Lots of fun things to do there, shopping is big lots of outlets, Dollywood fall festival is fun and smells so good all things cooking out doors. I usually eat at the Apple Barn when in Pigeon Forge. You can be in Pigeon Forge and look up at the mountains in Feb. and see snow on the Mts. and sunny below. Its only a short drive to the Mts., I love going to Cades Cove, its a 10 mile loop and full of awesome scenery and wild animals, and they roam where they want to. There is also a wonderful grist mill in Pigeon Forge as well as one in Dollywood where they make and sell flour, corn meal and breads cakes, I'm getting hungry. Let me know when you will be there. Have fun planning.

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Roses if you go to the weather channel on the net you can put the zip code in and they will tell you the weather forcast folr during your trip. I do that all the time when I travel. It will atleast give you some idea. Have FUN on your trip!

I am still sick! Don too! Not doing too much - except trying to get well.

Love your kidneys team.
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But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble;soon they disappear, and we are gone."(Psalms 90:10)

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I am really looking forward to the trip. How is the weather there? Has it cooled off considerably or is it like it is here cool one week and warm the next? I just don't know how to pack for this trip. Has the leaves started turning yet? This is the first time going to the mountains in the fall and I am so excited.

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Yes OCT is here. Cool nights and some warm days and i am loving it. I dont like winter, even though our Winters here in Tn. where i live are so mild compared to the Ohio winters i use to live in, dont want to go back to that.
Roses i dont live far from Pigeon Forge, about 45 min. to 60 min depends on traffic. I love going there. I like eating at The Apple Barn. I hope you have a great time, you might be able to see some of the leaves from there if you dont get a chance to drive into the Smokey's
. Its just a short distance into the Carolina's.
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Am going on a trip with the horticulture club in 2 weeks. I think it will be to Pigeon Forge. Have plenty of meetings and activities to go to with the college. Am teaching a class tomorrow on soil testing. It is never ending.

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Where in the world did September go?!

I am looking forward to October... I hope it stays a while...sigh.

I have three weeks of PT - physical therapy... I start school in 13 days... I am still taking care of mom and dad most days as mom is still laid up.. and I am SICK with bronchitis... staying away from dad with COPD and cancer.. is hard to do! Busy busy busy...but who isnt?

Let catch up - what is going in with YOU this month?
Jean

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